It’s been a slow arcade news week, but not to worry, Amusement Expo 2022 is just around the corner and that means we’ll have some things to talk about again. Unfortunately we can’t still can’t expect a deluge of announcements as the supply/production problems continue to plague most manufacturers at the moment. That said, some manufacturers I’ve talked to about it, such as Touch Magix, have said that they are in a pretty good spot when it comes to avoiding some of those issues.
Touch Magix announced that they will debut two new versions of existing videmption arcade games today, as the headline to this post says, street operators will now be able to grab Dicey Jump and Hop ‘N’ Stack for their routes. To quote the press release:
These cabinets are designed specifically for the bar and tavern market and the smaller roller skating and bowling center locations, in a bid to give street operators a viable video game option.
If you’re not an arcade operator and are wondering what a “Street version” means, it’s like it says in the quote above – certain locations that are not exactly dubbed as arcades, but tend to have arcades in them, tends to be called “the street.” These locations can also be known as routes, where a small company installs games in the location, absolving the location itself of the cost of buying and maintaining the machines.
Here’s a video showing the two non-street models of these titles. It’s possible you’ve come across them out there in FECs and arcades:
As some of you know, I recently grabbed what I suppose you could call the street version of their SpaceWarp 66 game. It has an Endless Mode om the options where it doesn’t vend tickets, which makes it great for my situation (It also has a Bar Mode, although I’ve not tinkered with that yet). As of this writing, I’ve only had it for a little over a month and it’s already in 19th overall place for earnings (out of 60) among my games at the location for the year, which is quite good for a single player game, and one that didn’t get to register any earnings in January. With a new software update I just received this week, I expect that to go higher, and there is an additional update in the works that could have an interesting effect for it.
Here’s a preview image of the new Dicey Jump (left) compared to the original model (right)
The street version of this and Hop ‘N’ Stack will both debut at Amusement Expo 2022 next week; Also stay tuned for a full preview of that event here soon (probably Monday).
Here’s the press release:
TouchMagix To Launch Street Versions Of Their Wildly Successful Games At the Amusement Expo
Catch them live at AAMA in Las Vegas, at Benchmark Games’ Booth #809
TouchMagix are among the top creators of new-age arcade games in the US. At the upcoming AAMA 2022, they are debuting street versions of their hit titles, Dicey Jump and Hop ‘n’ Stack.
These cabinets, engineered by Benchmark Games with the software developed by TouchMagix, are designed specifically for the bar and tavern market and the smaller roller skating and bowling center locations, in a bid to give street operators a viable video game option.
Jayesh Kariya, CEO of TouchMagix, commented, “We’re excited to showcase these bright and space efficient versions of our arcade titles – a pure delight for street operators. The functionalities of these cabinets makes it a cost-efficient option for these players. ”
The new cabinets will be on display at the Amusement Expo International, 2022. Check out TouchMagix’s latest portfolio of games at the Benchmark Games’ Booth #809 at AEI between 14th-17th March, 2022.
Operators can get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on the new street versions of the arcade games.
TouchMagix is a manufacturer of new-age and never-seen-before coin-operated redemption games in the USA, with a world-class R&D facility in Pune, India. These games are skill-based, highly addictive and have high repeat value leading to proven ROI for operators worldwide. TouchMagix’s latest line-up of arcade games includes: Carnival Cups, SpaceWarp 66, Drift ‘N’ Thrift, Dicey Jump, Hop N Stack and MagixFloor.
TouchMagix also offers a new variety of interactive display solutions like Interactive Floor and Interactive Wall. TouchMagix has also partnered with Brunswick® to introduce Spark® technology, the industry’s first immersive and interactive scoring experience, that revolutionises the on-lane projection experience in bowling.